5th ISIRV-AVG Conference 14 - 16 June 2017
Prevention and Treatment of RVIs:
Antivirals, Traditional Therapies and Host-Directed Interventions
Regal East Asia Hotel, Shanghai, China.
This Conference will be of interest to research investigators, clinicians and Public Health experts. It will focus on the progress in combatting respiratory virus infections (RVIs) with vaccines and therapeutics, including novel antiviral approaches, and will address regional issues, like the impact of RVIs in Asia and the use/effectiveness of traditional Chinese medicines. A special symposium on novel coronaviruses (SARS/MERS) will be featured.
Further information, including details of abstract submission, will be available soon - watch this space.
Influenza Vaccine The recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2016-2017 northern hemisphere influenza season can be found here.
Zoonotic Influenza The update 'Antigenic and genetic characteristics of zoonotic influenza viruses and development of candidate vaccine viruses for pandemic preparedness'
can be found here.
MERS-CoV Information and links to other sources of information on this evolving situation is available through the news section
23-24 August 2016, Chicago, USA
The meeting will gather leading experts from academic and private sector institution, and public health organizations. All places have now been filled.
3rd WHO Consultation on Global Action Plan for Influenza Vaccines
15-16 November 2016
The Global Action Plan for Influenza Vaccines (GAP) was launched in 2006 as a 10-year initiative to address the anticipated shortfall in vaccine supply in the event of a pandemic. The third and final consultation of GAP will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 15-16 November 2016. In the lead-up to the closure of the GAP and the final consultation, WHO is soliciting an online questionnaire from key stakeholders. The questionnaire is designed to measure stakeholders views on progress and remaining needs under the three objectives of the GAP. Responses will be used to feed into the development of the agenda for the final consultation.
For more information click here
The ISIRV Journal, Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses, is now published in an Online Only format. No printed issue will be produced but authors will still be able to order offprints of their own articles.
ISIRV members will receive a 10% discount for articles submitted. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.
The ISIRV School of Influenza 2016
After two successful Summer Schools of Influenza held in 2011 and 2012, the University of Siena and isirv organised the third edition of the School of Influenza from 11th -15th April 2016 in the beautiful medieval town of Siena (Italy). 65 young scientists from five continents gathered to spend one intense week of seminars and workshops led by world-renowned scientists in influenza... read more
The inaugural conference organised by the Respiratory Pathogens special interest group took place on 2- 4 September 2015 in Singapore.
A report of the IMRP conference can be found here and resources from that meeting are available in the members' area.
The 4th ISIRV-AVG Conference - Novel Antiviral Therapies for Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses : Bench to Bedside - took place 2 - 4 June 2015 in Austin, USA.
A workshop on Next Generation Sequencing of Viruses was held on 20 - 21 May 2015 in Paris, France. Resources from that meeting are available in the Members' area of the website. A report of the meeting can be found here